Working with master craftsman Mathew Sasa, London- and Bengaluru-based studio Tiipoi have designed a range of contemporary cookware.
The Longpi black pottery range harnesses the unique properties of the clay as a cooking material, by combining design interventions such as 3D-printed moulding with traditional hand-building techniques.
The five-piece cookware collection consists of two multipurpose pots and a pan, and two serving bowls that nest one within the other, called Karipot, Karipan and Karibowl.
Sasa comes from a family of multi-award winning ceramicists from the remote village of Longpi, on the border between the states of Manipur and Nagaland in north eastern India.
Longpi is famous for its handcrafted ceramics made from a locally found ‘serpentine’ stone and river clay. These ceramic pieces are entirely hand-built and burnished, and are fired at low temperatures without any glazes making them completely bio-degradable.